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Spector Mistrial!

9/26/2007 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Phil SpectorThe judge in the Phil Spector murder trial has declared a mistrial, as jurors announced they were hopelessly deadlocked.

In the courtroom today, the jury foreperson told the judge that they were deadlocked 10 - 2 -- with 10 jurors voting for a guilty verdict.

Prosecutors charged Spector with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson nearly five years ago. Spector's attorneys had argued Clarkson committed suicide.

A spokeswoman for the District Attorney told the LA Times "We will try Phil Spector again" and said her office was disappointed with the outcome of the trial

All parties will be back in court on October 3rd.

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31.

kim    

WTF??!!?!??!?! of course the freaky gnome did it!!!!!!!!!!!!! when people want to commit suicide they ALWAYS go to the home of a twisted freak with violence and gun issues to do it!

we have GOT to do something about our failing, pathetic judicial system!

2491 days ago
32.

who dat    

The vote was 10-2 for Guilty. Once again proving that in America, if you have enough money you can beat a murder rap. " Equal Justice For All ", is complete BS.

2491 days ago
33.

LRT    

What is wrong with this jury??? OMG, how guilty does someone have to be???

2491 days ago
34.

I don't believe Howard    

These jurors have wasted 6 months of their own lives, tortured the Clarkson family, sat and listened while the victim was trashed over and over again, listened to high paid witnesses lie just to do it all over again with a second trial? Look at the money, the people of California's money, that they have wasted .............they should be locked up. What idiots. I hope they were paid off, if not these jurors are too stupid to be on their own. A change of venue is needed, try the case in Texas this time.

2491 days ago
35.

Bernice    

WHAT A DISGRACE TO JUSTICE FOR LANA; SOME JUROR MUST HAVE BEEN PAID; THE MAN IS A MANIAC AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT DOWN; GO TO HELL SPECTOR; GOD DOES NOT SLEEP

2491 days ago
36.

jackdaniels    

Don't you people know by now there are 2 laws in cailfornia ones for the poor and ones for the rich, the poor go directly to jail for ever and the rich get to go home.

2491 days ago
37.

DLight    

he didn't get off! a mistrial just means that they have to try him again.

2491 days ago
38.

Paula    

Great another innocent OJ running around, just what we need. Only in America.

2491 days ago
39.

kim    

HATEBUSH, you are a disgrace to the billions of bush haters across the globe!

2491 days ago
40.

Paula    

He looks crazy to me.

2491 days ago
41.

nobozo    

Smart defense team knew their jury's limitations. The procecution better re-try him.

2491 days ago
42.

jane    

He will be retried and mark my words, this time he will be convicted.

2491 days ago
43.

Glisten Garbor    

From now on no more celebrity trials by jury in LA..Change the venue to Sacramento or somewhere far removed from the glitter of Hollywood. Enough is enough!

2491 days ago
44.

Whammer Jammer    

Exactly as I predicted. Phil Spector is a rich celebrity living in L.A., and the trial was in L.A. I said from the beginning that he was going to walk because of his celebrity and his money. You could see this coming from a mile away. Celebrities will never be held accountable for their actions, this is just one more case in a very, very long line. Celebrities are issued "Get Out Of Jail Free Cards" as soon as they become even slightly famous. Spector is as guilty as he can be, but hey, he's a celebrity.........I'm not even remotely surprised at this outcome.

2491 days ago
45.

L    

Unbelievable!

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